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'''''' (; 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels '''', 1862, and ''The Hunchback of Notre-Dame'' (), 1831. In France, Hugo is known primarily for his poetry collections, such as '''' (''The Contemplations'') and '''' (''The Legend of the Ages''). He produced more than 4,000 drawings and also campaigned for social causes such as the abolition of capital punishment. Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed, and he became a passionate supporter of republicanism;[http://www.readeasily.com/victor-hugo/index.php "Victor Hugo"] Retrieved 22 June 2015 his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and the artistic trends of his time. He is buried in the in Paris. His legacy has been honoured in...
OfficeSenate (France)|Member of the Senate
for Seine (department)|Seine
Term start30 January 1876
Term end22 May 1885
SuccessorJacques Songeon
ConstituencyParis
Birth nameVictor Marie Hugo
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1802|02|26}}
Birth placeBesançon, Doubs, France
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1885|05|22|1802|02|26}}
Death placeParis, France
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